May 13, 2021 | posted by | 5sc
By David Siess
To address this challenge, together with our partners, and to advocate for improved conditions for children's rights, we have analysed the approaches taken by countries such as Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, New Zealand, Australia and Malawi to identify lessons that can be applied in Tanzania.
May 09, 2021 | posted by | 5sc
Our Child Diversion programme in Malawi centers on diverting children, who come into conflict with the law, away from the formal criminal justice system. 29 children, aged between 10 and 17, were placed on our programme this past year and we are delighted to start profiling some of those who have taken part. Here’s one great testimony from 17-year-old Siphiwe (we’ve used a pseudonym to protect her identity).
April 30, 2021 | posted by | 5sc
By Aoife Lawlor
*Content warning: violence against women, child cruelty, and genital mutilation*
IRLI's Tanzania programme is aimed at providing access to justice to victims of child sexual abuse - building on Ireland's experience of investigating and prosecuting such matters. While Ireland has general expertise in CSA matters, this is not the case for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a practice which is more common in Tanzania. IRLI is monitoring the most recent developments in this Irish case.
April 25, 2021 | posted by | 5sc
As part of our programme in Malawi, we organise trainings for magistrates, which includes sentencing guidelines. Over the coming months, we will be profiling some of the magistrates that have taken part in our trainings. First up, Cecilia Lettiena Onsewa.
April 12, 2021 | posted by | 5sc
In the latest in our series profiling Irish and Northern Irish Lawyers who have worked abroad, we spoke with Fergal Gaynor, who has worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), represented victims before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and investigated crimes in Syria and Myanmar. He is currently working as the Reserve Chief Prosecutor at the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts in Cambodia, commonly known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, and has recently been appointed as a Judge at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers. Fergal is Irish, born in Malawi.
April 04, 2021 | posted by | 5sc
By Jessica O'Neill
March 31, 2021 | posted by | 5sc
By Andrea Vizsolyi